KATHMANDU, Dec 7: Experts have warned that the influence of westerly winds could lower the temperature in Nepal.

NEW DELHI, Nov 18: Authorities closed schools indefinitely and shut down some coal-burning power plants Wednesday to reduce air pollution in India’s smog-shrouded capital and neighboring states, as the country weighs an unprecedented and more far-reaching step: a lockdown in New Delhi.

NEW DELHI, Nov 12: New Delhi's air quality plummeted again on Friday, and a thick haze of toxic smog hung over India's capital due to a drop in temperature and wind speed, and a spike in the burning of crop waste in surrounding farmlands.

KATHMANDU, April 7: All domestic air services have been affected due to dust and smoke in the skies across the country, including in Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, March 31: Nepal's atmosphere currently blanketed with thick smog is likely to stay here for a few more days.

KATHMANDU, March 28: The smog blanketing the Kathmandu Valley since Friday is to stay for some more days. The Department of Hydrology and Meteorology has said that the air pollution caused by wildfire in most of the districts, long drought and lack of strong wind are the reasons behind the smog.

NEW DELHI, Oct 16: The Indian capital’s air quality levels plunged to “very poor” on Friday and a smoggy haze settled over the city, days after the state government initiated stricter measures to fight chronic air pollution.

KATHMANDU, April 3: Owing to the rising pollution in the Kathmandu Valley, the government has now taken initiatives to curb dust and smoke in the valley by forming a separate unit under the Ministry of Forest and Environment.

Early morning smog

November 24, 2017 12:22 pm

The early morning smog seen from the Swayambhunath Stupa on November 23,2017. Kathmandu's Pollution is 9 times higher than the limit given by the World Health Organization(WHO).Levels of PM 2.5 fine particulate matter rose to 95 microgrmas per cubic meter in Kathmandu on Thursday.

NEW DELHI, Nov 9: The Indian capital declared a pollution emergency and banned the entry of trucks and construction activity as toxic smog hung over the city for a third day on Thursday and air quality worsened by the hour.

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LAHORE, Nov 6: Thousands of citizens of Lahore are complaining of breathing difficulties and irritable eyes as a blanket of thick smog was forecast to persist for several days.

NEW DELHI, Oct 31: Residents of New Delhi woke up to a blanket of smog on Monday as air quality deteriorated sharply overnight in India's capital, triggering warnings that even healthy people were at risk of respiratory problems.